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Samsung announces the Galaxy K Zoom for mobile shutterbugs

Samsung Galaxy K ZoomShutterbugs rejoice! Samsung has just pulled the wraps off of the new Galaxy K Zoom; the successor to last year’s intriguing Galaxy S4 Zoom camera-centric smartphone.

Last year, we met the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom; Sammy’s answer to the likes of the Nokia Lumia 1020, the Sony Xperia Z1 and every other specialised camera-centric smartphone out there.

Whilst the S4 Zoom wasn’t a flagship in its own right, boasting mid-range specs for the most part, it was the only phone with a full-blown physical zoom lens, which gave it 10x optical zoom capabilities not to mention a 16-megapixel sensor. The only problem was, it was slow to respond and chunky as hell; two issues hopefully ironed out with the newly announced Samsung Galaxy K Zoom.

The new Galaxy K Zoom retains an impressive 10x optical zoom and just like Sony’s current flagship, the Xperia Z2, sports an impressive 20.7-megapixel sensor. A Xenon flash also resides on the back and there’s OIS (Optical Image Stabilisation) on hand too. There’s a large 4.8-inch 720p HD Super AMOLED display, which in turn makes the entire body of the phone larger than last year’s S4 Zoom.

Despite the design, it’s actually thicker at 16.6mm, but lighter than the S4 Zoom, with a textured back plate similar to the Samsung Galaxy S5’s. The K Zoom is also the first phone we’ve encountered rocking a hexa-core processor. The main number crunching takes place on a 1.3GHz quad-core chip, whilst it makes sense to assume that the additional 1.7GHz dual-core processor is on hand for the image processing power.

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The K Zoom features Samsung’s TouchWiz-covered take on Android 4.4 KitKat and comes with a ton of specialised camera modes, including Pro Suggest which offers five optimised filters to adorn your shots, and there’s a Selfie Alarm, to help you capture the perfect duck face.

Samsung hasn’t yet revealed when the Samsung Galaxy K Zoom will hit the UK, but we’re guessing it’ll be on store shelves before the Summer sun shows its face. You can read full details of the Galaxy K Zoom direct from Samsung at the source link below.

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